Douglas Lowndes (January 03, 1940 - August 15, 2021)

In loving memory of
Douglas Lowndes
  • January 03, 1940
  • -
  • August 15, 2021

  • Obituary


Douglas (Doug) Henderson Lowndes, Jr. (81), of Port Charlotte, passed away on August 15, 2021 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was born on January 3, 1940 in Pasadena, California.

Doug is preceded in death by his wife (Gayle), brother (Frank) and parents (Douglas and Frances). He is survived by his partner (Maureen Peters), children (Erik & Celeste Lowndes and Katie & Kevin Hart) and grandchildren (Mason, Kayla, Nick, Lexie, Leah, and Adria).

Prior to retirement in Florida, Doug was the founding Scientific Director for Oak Ridge National Lab’s Center for Nanophase Materials Science and a professor at University of Tennessee and University of Oregon. After enjoying many years of sailing with friends and family, Doug recently published his first novel and has a second book pending publication.

A tribute page has been created at We request that those who were impacted by Doug’s life record a short video talking about favorite memories, his influence, or just sharing a moment of his “Doug-ness”. If you prefer to share a written memory or would like information about the memorial service, please email Doug requested donations to the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition in lieu of flowers.

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